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156 Seat belt warning light

Can anybody with a 156 answer a question for me please ?
You know the red seat belt warning light on the speedo, well, at what point does it go OFF ? Does it go off immediately you fasten your selt belt or does it wait 5 seconds or so before going off ?

I'd swear when my car was new it would go off straight away, but now there's a delay, or am I imagining it ?

I believe it's designed to go off anyway after 20 seconds or so, regardless of whether the belt is fastened or not.
Could somebody(s) clarfy/confirm what it's supposed to be doing ?

Many thanks in advance, as always.

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I haven't got the manual with me, but I'm sure it says something about a delay before switching the warning light off, something in the order of a few seconds.
Mine does that.
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On the 156 there is a delay indeed, no fancy sensor or whatsoever.

On the 147 there is a seat sensor and the light goes off if you put on your seatbelt (driver side only).
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My 1976 Truimph does that for both driver and passenger!
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The 156 seatbelt warning light is just that, a warning light. It's not even connected to any of the belts. It just acts as a reminder. Backed up by that funny flashing yellow thing and that other yoke that reminds you to turn on your lights.
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